School of Chemistry - Business Partnership Unit

Nottingham Research Chemicals

Supported by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account we have established an internal business unit within the University named Nottingham Research Chemicals (NRC).

Nottingham Research Chemicals

It aims to identify, promote and sell the novel compounds that resulted from unique and high quality synthetic chemistry research in the School of Chemistry.

As coordinated by the BPU team members, the project has developed necessary internal database, protocols and facilities to support the best possible route of a selected compound from the research laboratory to the end product ready for sale.

To enable the best distribution of the NRC compounds worldwide, we have established a co-marketing collaboration with Key Organics Ltd., a leading provider of chemical products to the global life science industries. The compounds coming from this partnership are currently marketed under NS-000XX product code and can be purchased directly through the online BIONET shop of Key Organics Ltd. as well as through various distribution platforms listing their products such as eMolecules and Aldrich Market Select.


Current Product Portfolio

To date, the NRC project lead to market almost 169 (as of May 2021) compounds from the vast and high value research of Steve Howdle, Liam Ball, Chris Moody, Rob Stockman, Simon Woodward, and Ross Denton’s laboratories. Expansion of the initiative continues around the School of Chemistry, and we invite all researchers to join.

Current examples of compounds available from Nottingham Research Chemicals include DABAL-Me3, a selection of sulfinimines and various indoles, and Oxocholesterol (shown below).



NRC_NS-0021-39_Chiral Sulfinimies_153Chiral Sulfinimies, NS-0021-39






Contact the BPU

Business Partnership Unit

School of Chemistry
University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86268